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Android app ambush: Researchers successfully hack Gmail 9 times out of 10

It sounds like a pretty ominous security exploit, but it sure doesn't look easy to pull off.

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Classic Facebook "Color Changer" scam makes another comeback

When malware masquerades as a feature enhancement, some users inevitably get duped.

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F-Secure says 99 percent of new mobile malware targets Android, but don't worry too much

Of all the mobile platforms Android has by far the biggest malware problem—but it's still pretty rare.

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Google cracks down on shady ads and app-promotion tactics in Google Play

Google makes developers responsible for keeping scammy stuff like simulated system alerts and sudden redirects out of their apps. The company also sets curbs on pornography.

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Google Play 'night vision camera' app will empty your wallet

AVAST has discovered a malicious app in the Google Play store that subscribes phone numbers to a premium messaging service.

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Need your Mt. Gox bitcoins back? Steer clear of this website

A suspicious website tries to get people to download what is likely a bogus version of Flash player.

Still got Bitcoin? Protect it from malware, experts warn

Businesses considering accepting Bitcoins or other forms of cryptocurrency should be prepared to battle a rising number of malware aimed at emptying digital wallets.

on pcworld.com

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Android malware using TOR anonymity network makes a debut

Using TOR makes it more difficult to trace the command-and-control server

on pcworld.com

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Neiman Marcus says fewer payment cards exposed in breach than first thought

Around 350,000 credit and debit cards were exposed in the incident -- not 1.1 million as first feared.

on pcworld.com

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Report: Malware-infected Android apps spike in the Google Play store

Where's My Droid and Speed Night were cited as the most downloaded malicious apps.